Key Industries | Higher Education

There are eight colleges/universities located within the region with a total enrollment of 51,670 students, 31,000 employees and a total economic impact of over $1.5 billion.

Institution* Undergraduate Graduate Total Source
Yale University 5,505 6,880 12,385 Yale Fact Sheet
Southern Connecticut State University 6,869 3,451 10,320 SCSU Fact Sheet
Quinnipiac University 6,982 2,672 9,654 College Navigator
Gateway Community College 7,980 0 7,980 College Navigator
University of New Haven 5,002 1,784 6,786 UNH Fact Sheet
Middlesex Community College 2,902 0 2.902 College Navigator
Albertus Magnus 1,197 318 1,515 College Navigator
Paier College of Art 128 0 128 College Navigator
Total 36,565 15,105



 Updated 11/10/2016

Yale University

Global leader in higher education, research and technology transfer
  • #3 university in the United States (2017 U.S. News & World Reports)
  • #7 in number of NIH research grants, #3 in amount of grants ($406 million) in 2016
  • 2,477 international scholars (118 countries represented)
(2015-2016 Yale University Fact Sheet)

Growing employment and student base traveling to and from New Haven
  • 15,871 employees (faculty and staff)
  • 5,505 undergraduates
  • 6,880 graduate students
Yale is investing for the future
  • $550.9 million in research spending in FY 2015
  • $2 billion ongoing capital improvement program
  • 15% planned expansion in undergraduate enrollment (800 student expansion) to open in September 2017
  • $150 million project that reimagines the historic University Commons and Memorial Hall into a state-of-the-art campus center by 2020

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)

Southern Connecticut University their 2015-2025 Strategic Plan to build on the University's successes.

Recent accomplishments include developing a Bioscience Career Ladder working in conjunction with the City of New Haven and leading industry representatives.

Quinnipiac University

  • Quinnipiac University continues to garner increasing national acclaim for its academic programs
  • The Quinnipiac University polls are widely perceived as the gold standard and are often quoted in national and international media
  • Quinnipiac's is ranked in the top 13% among all 4-year schools nationally for value of education by The Economist and The Brookings Institute
  • 2013 marked the entry of the first class into the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
  • In 2016, the School of Engineering opened

Gateway Community College

  • Established the 2016-2019 Gateway Community College Strategic Plan in alignment with the goals and objectives set forth in the 2008-2013 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
  • Ongoing collaboration wtih Workforce Alliance and other public and private partners to create and update programming to meet the changing workforce needs
  • Identified the need to adjust staffing and class offerings to increase the graduation rate
  • Businesses in Greater New Haven are in need of employees with coding skills. Take advantage of the latest Gateway Community College's Web Development Certificate program.

University of New Haven

The University of New Haven has five academic colleges:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • Tagliatela College of Engineering
  • Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences
  • Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Middlesex Community College

  • In 2014, Middlesex Community College graduated the largest class in its history
  • In 2012, the program in Meriden was expanded to allow students to complete their degrees without having to transfer to the Middletown location
  • New programs that a clearly aligned with the region's key industries are being created on an on-going basis, including:
    • Opthalmic Medical Assisting Certification
    • Health and Life Sciences Career Institute
    • Health Information Management Degree
    • Day & evening programs in Advanced Manufacturing

Albertus Magnus

  • Four-year, private, liberal arts, coeducational, degree-granting college offering undergraduate and graduate programs; founded in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, who are now known as the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
  • More than 50 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations
  • Approximately 550 full-time traditional (day) undergraduates and nearly 1,700 continuing education and graduate students from eight U.S. states and two international countries

Paier College of Art

  • Modeled after the traditional art schools at the turn of the century, the Paier College of Art offers students the unique opportunity to learn their respective disciplines under the tutelage of seasoned professionals. By teaching timeless artistic fundamentals, students are empowered to produce work utilizing traditional or digital methods.
  • Programs include:
    • Fine Arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interior Design
    • Photography